Note: I’ve not read this in depth yet, so I’m offering no analysis. I’ll read up on it and see what the experts are saying and will update this article. Just getting it out there to you guys for now!
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There are 11 federal judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and they take cases on a rotating basis. The judges deal with non-FISA cases and are selected for the additional responsibility of the FISA court by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
If the Nunes memo is accurate, it would mean that Justice Department officials signed off on a flawed request to surveil Carter Page, and also that a judge would have either been deceived by the application or simply approved it blindly.
That said, judges rarely deny requests for warrants, approving more than 99 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal. In 33 years the court had rejected only 11 of 33,900 requests.
THE MEMO: EMBEDDED FOR YOU TO READ ON THIS PAGE
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SCREENGRABS OF THE MEMO
First, these dummies
Trump on the memo